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BULLETIN OF THrE ST. PflrUL GLOBE. THURSDAY, MAY 21. Weather for Today- Local Hiiiii.s; Westerly "Winds. PAGE 1. Town for White Metal and Boles. South Dakota Solid for Sound Money. Itsi liters in Session at YnnUloii. Red Lake Floods Receding?. Democrats in Two States Meet. Moscow a Scene «f Festivity. PAGE 2. Republicans to Meet in St. Paul. A. O. U. W. Will Aid the G. A. R. PAGE 3. Minneapolis Matters. Another Day of Horse Show. Bishop Foster's Sad Farewell. Church Conventions. Educational Test for Immigrants. Uncle Sam's Notes. News of Stillwater. PAGE 4. Editorial. Iron Ore Tax Unconstitutional. Puvilion for the Old Soldiers. Ilium After Interest on Lands. Day's Social Events. PAGE 15. Courts Reverse a Ruling:. News of the Courts. PAGE O. liar Silver, 67 7-Bc. Cash Wheut in Chicago, <>1 1-Se. Slrniiß Snpir Pool in Stocks. Official Council Proceeding*. PAGE 7. A. Sidney Morton Promoted. Globe's Popular Wants. PAGE 8. Apostles Take Three From Buckeyes Hoosiers How to Millers. Detroits und Brewer* Win. Results in the National. Individual Whist .Scores. EVENTS TODAY. Metropolitan—Ladles' Orchestra, 5.15 Bfocart—Midnight Flood, 2..'50, 8.15. City Hall—Assembly, 7.»0. Hamliiic College—Commencement. Central Pk M. E.—Salvation Army, 8. MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS. NEW YORK, May 20.—Arrived: Anchoria, Glasgow; Werra, Genoa. SAN FRANCISCO—Arrived: Belgi, Hong Kong and Yokohama. Departed: China, Hong Kong and Yokohama. LONDON—Arrived: Manitoba, New York. MOVlLLE—Arrived: Circassia, New York, for Glasgow. NEW YORK—Arrived: Trave, Bremen* QUEEXSTOWN—Arrived: Germanic, New York. GLASGOW—Arrived: Circassia. New York. SOUTHAMPTON—Arrived: Paris, New York. ROTTERDAM—SaiIed: Obdam, New York. >♦« The cracker trust isn't worried about tbe supply of cheese. ■—■—«^»« The Methodists had to get the Af rican out of the woodpile before they selected a bishop. .^. Civilization is steadily moving west ward. The red man is already solving the mysteries of the divorce courts. -^» Republican vice presidential candi dates are thick enough. There are Joe Manley, Matt Quay, Tom Carter and others. It is said the Prince of Wales-cele brates his mother's birthday with less enthusiasm than any other member of the royal family. -♦■ If Prof. Langley's flying machine proves a success, it will be possible for people who use it to keep out of the way of the "scorchers." m Thomas B. Reed goes into the Repub lican convention with an even 100 del egates. He lacks about 300 of cutting any figure in the body. The national game is getting '"good" In Chicago. The Chicago Inter Ocean, speaking of Tuesday's game, said: "Dad Clark pitched idyllic ball." 9 The delegates do not really need to go to St. Louis. They can send down something like this: "I second the mo tion to make it unanimous." a King Alfonso, of Spain, has just cele brated his tenth birthday. Yet there appear to be people younger than he trying to run the Spanish government. Somebody ought to be authorized to turn the X rays on some of the small fruit coming in here from the sand heaps of Illinois, labeled strawberries. _^_ A Kansas man has had a girl of eight een, and a very pretty one at that, arrested for throwing kisses at him. That man ought to be examined for lunacy. . _^»_ Hetty Green has secured a clear ti tle to several millions' worth of prop erty in Chicago. This also entitles her to the privilege of paying taxes in Chicago. ~^»- Although now on dress parade on the Ohio platform, McKinley expresses a willingness to sneak over onto any platform that is erected for him and saw wood ever after. «» A New York "scorcher" ran into Lillian Russell's wheel on Monday even ing, and sprained her ankle. She ap peared before a great crowd an hour later on the stage. The advertisement was a good one. _ , —«. Alaska has chosen two delegates to the Republican national convention. Nobody seems to know how they will vote, and it really makes no difference on earth how they vote. Both the Alaska and the Southern delegates are doomed to strike a "frost" in Missouri. , The Minneapolis Times says that the Philadelphia Record is "one of the most conservative and honest Repub lican journals in the land." Or is this only another of those "typographical" errors of which the Fletcher campaign is so prolific? m The New York Tribune calls McKin ley's silence "the reticence of self-re spect." Hahn, one of McKinley's man ngers, puts it more bluntly. He says "McKinley would be a fool to speak before the convention has adopted its platform." THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE EIiTHYIIITO|«OSGOtf czar of aia the russias will, be: received i\ STATE. FRENCH EMBASSY ON HAND. -» BOXD BETWEEN THE COUNTRIES WILL BE MADE PLAIN TO EUROPE. SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLAR FEED Will Be Served by the French Am hiiN.sadur During: I'rojfrcss of a State Ball. MOSCOW, May 20.—The rain, which had been persistently falling ever since the czar and czarina arrived here Monday, has ceased this evening, and there is promise of fine ■weather for tomorrow's state entry into Mos cow. This is the occasion of the triumphal progress from the Petrovsky palace to the Kremlin, for which preparations have been made on a larger scale than for any other event of the coronation festivities. The czar and czarina tomorrow will visit the cathedrals, where they will venerate the sacred relics and offer up prayer at the tombs of their imperial ancestors. The interesting ceremony of the visit of the czar and czarina to the shrine of the Iberian madonna, the most sa cred of the icons in Moscow, will take place upon the entry into the Kremlin. After the day's ceremonies, the royal couple will re main until next Monday at Alexandrinsky pal ace, when there is to be a grand review of troops and the consecration of the imperial standard. The most notable arrival today, though It was entirely without ostentation, was that of the dowager czarina. She was received pri \ately at the station by the czar and czarina. The French mission also arrived today. Great preparation had been made to have the French representation on a scale suitable to Russia's nearest ally among the nations. Two of the largest palaces In Moscow have been rented and refitted in the costliest manner for France, especially for the coronation. Here the Freruih ambassador will give a ball during the festivi ties, which is to be attended by the czar and czarina. The sum set aside for the supper alone is $70,000. The French ambassador will r'de in the procession tomorrow in the ornate state chariot of Louis XV., which "comes from the Musee de Cluny, in Paris. The Crown Prince Conatantlne of Greece, Duke of Sparta und Prince and Princess Ferdinand of Bul garia arrived during ths day and were re ceived at the station, as was the French am bassador, by members of the imperial family and by guards of honor. There were vast gatherings of people to witness these recep tions and to add their demonstrations of wel come. The city is filled with as many people as it will hold, and everywhere are dense crowds, so that the streets are almost impassable. Many among the groups that pass wonder no more at what they see than they cause those to wonder who see their unfamiliar costumes and features. A grand serenade was given tonight in the court yard of the Petrovsy palace by the com bined choirs and orchestras in the city, num bering 1,380 members, and comprising the choruses of the Imperial theater. The czar and czarina listened to the music from the balcony of the palace, and warmly applauded the performance. The musicians carried lan terns, thus giving plcturesqueness to the scene. VICTORIANS BIRTHDAY Officially Celebrated Throughout tbe British Empire. LONDON, May 20.—The official celebration of the queen's birthday, which occurs Sun day, took place today throughout the country and the empire in general. On the parade ground of the horse guards there was the usual attractive ceremony of trooping the col ors, and it was witnessed by a large crowd of distinguished people, including the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of York, Prince and Princess Christian of Schleswlg-Holstein, the Duke of Cam bridge, Prince Charles of Denmark and the commander-ln-chief, Lord Wolseley. Her majesty was born May 24, 1819. The attractiveness of the trooping of the colors here, however, was marred by some lively rain showers. There were the usual queen's birthday observances at all the garri son towns and naval stations. MATTER OF FORM. The Pretoria Sentences Will Not Be Carried Oat. LONDON, May 20.—A dispatch from Sir Hercules Robinson says that the death sen tences imposed upon the four leaders—Rhodes, Hammond, Phillips and Farrar—have been commuted to fifteen years' imprisonment, add ing, however, that the latter is only a matter of form, and that the sentence is not likely to bo carried out. The further commutation of the leaders' sentence will be discussed next week. Gov. Robinson adds that the fines in the case of the other prisoners will remain, but the sentence of banishment will be sus pended if the prisoners give their word of honor not to interfere in future in the poli tics of the Transvaal. SENTENCES STAND. Penalties Fixed for the Pretoria Re form Committee. PRETORIA, May 20.—The sentences of the Johannesburg reformers, it is announced to day, will stand over for the present, and in the meantime sentences of fifteen years' imprison ment have been substituted for the sen tences of death imposed on Col. Rhodes, John Hayes Hammond, Lionel Phillips and George Farrar. Nine others of the prisoners are dis charged, eighteen sentenced to five months' imprisonment and twenty-two are sentenced to three months' imprisonment. IRISH OF THE WORLD. They Will Meet by Their Delegates at Dublin. LONDON, May 20. — The anti-Parnellites have passed a resolution for a national con vention of the Irish throughout the world, according to the suggestion of the Bishop of Toronto, to be summoned in Dublin in. Sep tember. The American delegates will be chosen from the National Federation of Amer ica, from the Hibernians and from the Board of Erin Hibernians. The-Canadians will be chosen from Irish organizations in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, St. John's and Halifax. Effort at Reconciliation. LONDON, May 20.—At a meeting of the anti- Parnellite members of the house of commons today, John Dillon presiding, it was decided to make an earnest effort to bring about a re conciliation with the Parnellites, and to re construct a united home rule party. Eight People Killed. BERLIN, May 20.~-A dispatch from Bing enbruch.near Bingen-on-the-Rhine, announces that the boiler of a tug exploded there today, sinking two barges, killing eight people and injuring many others. Conferring With Morton. ALBANY, N. V., May 20.—Ex-Senator Thomas C. Platt, State Senator Mullin, Speak- THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 21, 1896. er Hamilton Fish and James M. E. O'Grady, of Rochester, arrived here today for a con ference with Gov. Morton. BATTLE WITrTTRAMPS. One Hundred Shots Exchanged in an Encounter at Decatur. DECATUR, Ind., May 20.—A gang of fifty drunken tramps struck this city last evening. They held up several citizens and attacked women on the streets. After procuring money enough to buy several kegs of beer they opened a camp on the banks of the river near the town, where they held high carnival. The marshal and the sheriff, with fifty armed deputies, atempted to arrest them, when a hot battle ensued. The tramps were all armed with revolvers, and over a hundred shots were exchatged. Dan Haley, a deputy, was fatally shot in the abdomen. Several other citizens were severely wounded. Ten tramps were captured and lodged in jail. The rest fled, many of whom were wounded, and left blood tracks as they ran. : FREIGHT RATE AVAR. Chances for One in This Vicinity Are Excellent. CHICAGO, May 20.—Western roads do not know whether they are to be involved in a freight rate war or not, but they admit the chances for peace are not very great. The Great Western, which was relied on to with- REV. DR. C. C. MJCABE, PATRIOTIC CHURCHMAN WHO IS MADE BISHOP. No man in the entire range of the Metho dist ministry presents a character fuller of color than Rev. Dr. C. C. McCabe, whom the great conference at Cleveland has in vested with the episcopacy. That he was to be a bishop every one of his brothers be lieved, and Methodists will be well satisfied with the decision of the conference. He is now rounding his sixtieth year, and is a na tive of Ohio. In 1860 he was a minister, and wishing to take the part of a patriot church man, he became the chaplain of an Ohio regiment and marched to the war with his fellow citizens. It was at Winchester that he was shot and captured by the enemy, only to be sent to Libby prison, where, after four months' captivity, he was let go. He re joined liis regiment, which was then at Brandy Station, but his health had failed, and he was sent to the hospital. He con- draw its reduced rate from lowa points to St. Paul has practically refused to do so. It still has, however, a notice before the in terstate commerce commission that it will restore rates to the normal basis June 1. Its competitors are waiting to see if it will with draw that notice. If it does a general cut ting of rates by the Chicago-St. Paul lines and the lake lines is practically a certainty. HORSA BURNED. New Mystery Regarding the Alleged Filibuster. WILMINGTON, N. C, May 20.—The British steamship Horsa, the vessel which has become notorious as an alleged Cuban filibuster, put in at Southport today. She had been on fire, and was pretty thoroughly gutted, being not much more than a shell. She sailed from Port Morant, Jamica, May 13. Fire broke out on the 16th, and was not under control until the morning of the 17th. She was then 300 miles from one of the Bahama islands. The steamer was commanded by Capt. C. E. Cook, who was found to be missing between 3 and 4 o'clock on the morning of the 18th. It is sup posed that he fell overboard and was drowned. Tlw crew consisted of twenty men, seven of whom are Spaniards. Charles E. Mclntosh, first mate of the Horsa, brought her into Southport. The origin of the fire is involved in much mystery. The disappearance of the captain also excites oomment. The crew is safe. _^M> Destitution Among Sissetons. Special to the Globe. "WILMOT, S. D., May 20.—Several cases of destitution among the Indians at the Sisscton agency are reported. The government is far behind in the payments due the Indians, and since the traders in the vicintity have re fused to give further trust many of the reda have actually starved. The deaths of Mary Neposa, Mary Good-Tail, James Grey-Cloud and John Peya are directly attributable to lack cf food and fuel, and unless payments are made soon the mortality will be much In creased. Wedding Trip to Europe. Special to the Globe. WINONA, Minn., May 20.—The wedding of Miss Margaret J. McNie and Dr. Edward D. Keyes occurred this afternoon at 5 o'clock at the home of the bride. The wedding was a quiet affair, and only relatives and close friends of the contracting parties were pres ent. The couple will go to Europe for their wedding trip. They will be absent a year, the doctor spending part of the time in study in Germany. Denied the Father His Child. • Special to the Globe. SIOUX PALLS, S. D., May 20.—Judge Jones has decided the case of Georg« S. Engle, of Aberdeen, for possession of his ten-year-old child^tn favor of the guardian, Mrs. Yorkes, on the ground that Engle is unfit to take charge of it. The case has attracted wide at tention. John Day Talks for Silver. Special to the Globe. HUTCHINSON, Minn., May 20.—John Day Smith, of Minneapolis, delivered an address in favor of the free and unlimited coinage of silver as panacea for the existing commer cial distress. The speaker carefully avoided any discussion of the crime of 1873. He made the usual charges against the bankers, and accused the great dailies of having sudden ly become gold standard through banking in fluence. WHITE JIIETflli BOIES CARRIED EVEHYIHHG FOR FREE CdNAGE IN THB IOWA DEMO CRATIC CONVENTION. THE GOLD MEN VOTED DOWN. STRAIGHTOUT FREE SILVER PLAT FORM ADOPTED BY A LARGE MAJORITY. HORACE HEADS THE DELEGATION. lowa Men to Vote as a Unit and Boom Mr. Bol«s for Pres ident. DUBUQUB, 10., May 20.—The Democratic convention today was silver from start to finish. The silver men controlled every move and the final result is that, with the exception of delegates from two districts, tb« lowa dele- tinued his work as a speaker for the Chris tian commission in mauy cities of the coun try, and returned to the ministry when the war was at an end. He was now sent to Portsmouth, 0., where he improved his op portunities by building a handsome church. Later he took up church extension work, and traveled for sixteen years in that cause. As secretary of the mission board hi 3 work was nothing short of marvelous. He has an absolute genius for collecting money for missionary purposes, and was sent back to his labors in that field in 1884, and still holds that post. He predicted when first he en tered the missionary service that the Meth odists should have $1,000,000 for missions. His prophecy is now a fact. In four years he raised a debt of $40,000 from the Metropol itan church in Washington. He is an ear nest, zealous, virile man, light-hearted as a child and gentle as a woman. gation to Chicago Is solid and uncompromis ingly for the white metal. Even the districts captured by the gold men are of no benefit to them, because of the adoption of an Iron clad unit rule in the instructions. The con vention was not only one of the largest and most enthusiastic ever held in lowa, but it was also one of the storiniast. Trouble threat ened last night over tte temporary chairman ship, was smoothed over, and all went well until the platform was reached. Then the storm broke and pandemonium reigned. A dozen men were on the floor at once, all trying to talk at the aaine time. The chair man was unable to control them, and appeals for order from the more conservative were unavailing, until the- delegates had worn themselves out. Then, they settled down to business, and the white metal men completed their victory by the adoption of one of the strongest silver platform* adopted by any state this year. The indorsement of Gov. Boies was hearty and enthusiastic, and his reception by the convention was one of the most stirring scenes of the day. The convention was called to order by C. M. Runk, chairman of the state committee, who named S. S. Wright, a unit silver man, for temporary chairman. Mr. Wright, in accord ance with the agreement made, was heartily received, even by the free coinage men,- and his address applauded. E. M. Carr was made permanent chairman, and delivered an ad dress that set the convention to cheering for Bcies and free coinage. Mr. Boies was called for, but finally excused himself. When the election of delegates was taken up, Mr. Boies was chosen to head the delega tion at Chicago by acclamation. S. D. Evans, W. A. Wells and L. T. Gennng were elected to complete the list of delegates at large. During the election of delegates the committee sent for him came in with Gov. Boies. His appearance was the signal for another en thusiastic demonstration, and at the conclu sion of the election of delegates he said: "It would be impossible tor me to express in language the gratification I fenl to meet you here and under these circumstances. (Ap plause). When this battle began a few weeks ago I was determined that the masses of the Democratic party of this sreat state of lowa should be heard on this occasion. I want you from this time forward to know that in lowa the spirit of tbe Democratic party lies within the masses (applause), and from this time forward I want the masses of the Demo cratic party, to take, its -destinies Into their own hands, and if they do I. assure you that the Democratic party will march on to a cer tain victory." (Applause.) The majority of the committee on resolu tions presented Its report next. On the mon ey question the resolution* offered are as fol lows: "The Democracy of lowa, In convention as sembled, hereby reaffirms its allegiance to the time-honored Democratic doctrine of bimet allism, to the use of both gold and silver as primary money, and the coinage of both at a ratio without charge or limit. "We hold to the use of both gold and silver as the standard money of the country, and to the coinage of both gold and silver, without discrimination againßt either metal or charge for mintage. In the judgment of this con vention, the explicit pledge, of the Demo cratic party, if fairly and honorably kept, re quires the constant effort of every loyal Dem ocrat to accomplish the repeal of all laws heretofore enacted through the instrumentality of the Republican party, which discriminates against silver and in favor of gold, and the substitution thereof of affirmative legislation which shall, on some terms or other, restore silver to equal rights with gold in the mints and coinage of the country. "We affirm as the deliberate conviction of this convention that the act of 1873, In so far as it demonetized silver and established gold as the single unit of value, is a flagrant violation of one of the most Important pro visions of the constitution of the United States, a violation which every political party ought to condemn, and every good citizen should assist In expunging from the statutes of the republic. We therefore favor the im mediate repeal of all laws by which silver was demonetized and demand its unqualified restoration to the right of free and unlim ited coinage In the mints of the nation as money of final redemption at the old ratio of 16 to 1. "We hereby enter our most earnest protest against all schemes for the retirement of our non-interest bearing national paper currency and the substitution therefor of $500,000,000 of interest-bearing bonds, to become an addi tional burden upon the producing classes, that national banks may be supplied with interest-bearing capital on which to trans act their Individual business. And we also protest against the further Issuance and sale ! of government bands to acquire gold with I which to redeem the same.'' After instructing the delegates to vote as j a unit, Boies is indorsed for president as fol lows: "Reposing full faith and confidence in the Democracy, patriotism and ability of Horace Boies, formerly governor of the state of lowa, we hereby declare it to be the duty of every j patriot in lowa, without regard to former party afflliations, "to use all honorable means to secure his nomination at the Democratic national convention, to be held at Chicago July 7, 1896, for the high and responsible of fice of president of these United States, to the end that the principles of Jeffersonian Democracy be preserved and promoted, and liberty and prosperity be restored to the great body of the people, and the delegates to the convention are expressly authorized to place his name In nomination at Chicago." Judge French, of Scott county, presented a minority report, as follows: "Sound money Is necessary to the prosperity of the people. We therefore oppose all devices for debasing the currency, whether by further issue of government paper or the free coin age of silver at 16 to 1. Consistent with these I rinclples, we favor the largest and most lib eral use of silver possible, and the strict maintenance at par with gold of all outstand ing currency of the government. We heartily indorse the administration of President Cleve land for wisdom, courage and fidelity to the public interests. "Committed as the Republican party Is to the re-enactment of McKlnleyism, we welcome a renewal of the contest of 1892, upon this issue, with an abiding faith that the people will again register the same verdict as in that contest upon the odious system of bounties and class favoritism." Judge French made an impassioned speech in favor of his report. Judge Van Wagenen replied. Ex-Mayor Vallmer, of Davenport, also supported the minority report, and Mr. Bashor. of Waterloo, opposed it. A stormy Ecene followed, and for half an hour the fac tions howled themselves hoarse. At last the rcll call was finished,-and the minority report was rejected, 617% to 216%. The majority re port was then adopted by acclamation. An other wrangle followed a motion to approve the choice of district caucuses for district delegates, but the motion was carried unan imously and the convention adjourned. SOUND MONEY PLANK Adopted Without Debate by Nevr Hampshire Convention. CONCORD, N. H.. May 20.—The New Hamp shire state Democratic convention met today to choose delegates at large to the national convention. Hon. Harry Bingham presided. In a brief address, Mr. Bingham said that the platform of the national convention must be broad enough for every true Democrat to I stand upon, and its declarations bo plainly I expressed as to be capable of only one con i struction. After the committee on credentials had reported, the chairman of the committee on resolutions submitted his report The final plank of the platform is as follows: "Under the present conditions there can be I but one standard of value, and every kind of j currency should rest upon a gold basis, so SOLDIER-PRIEST WHO BECOMES B ISHOP—REV. DR. EARL CRANSTON. Rev. Dr. Earl Cranston, the soldier priest who has been elevated to the dignity of a bishop of the Methodist church by the Cleve land conference, has lived a life of intense religious work, and has traveled widely as a dispenser of the gospels. He Is fifty-six [ years old and in the very prime of his in ; tellectual vigor and maturity. It was at the tender age of twelve that he felt impelled toward Methodism, ant) from the moment of his conversion he set to work to fit himself for the purpose to which his life has been undividedly devoted. In 1861 he had just come out of the Ohio university with his first degree when President Lincoln's call to arms made him a volunteer in the army of his country: Ftpm - -private he rose by gallant and meritorious work on the field of battle to the rank of captain." In 1564 toe re - turned to the university to have conferred upon him the degree of master of arts, and two years later he -was preaching to a Meth long as gold is the standard recognized by the great commercial nations of the world. "We heartily commend the action of President Cleveland In so firmly maintaining our pub lic credit and faith in the face of formidable opposition." In other planks the platform declares for a tariff for revenue only, In favor of a vigorous maintenance of the Monroe doctrine ' and against proscription on account of religious opinions. Tbe. olatform was adopted without a dissenting;voice, as was the report of the committees on reorganization of the state committee whioh was then submitted. The following delegates at large vere elected by acclamation: Hon. Frank Jones, of Ports mouth; Hon. W. Alvin W. Sulloway. of Franklin; Hon. Irving W. Drew, of Lancas ter, and Col. Charlos Sinclair, of Portsmouth. PRICE TWO CENTS—) J£]fS£m FlO DOUBT TfIEHE SOITH DAKOTA DEMOCRATS, BY BIG MAJORITY IN COXVE.V TION, DECLARE FOR SOUND MONEY. DELEGATES WHO ARE KNOWS TO FAVOR THE YELLOW METAL CHOSEN. ADMINISTRATION IS INDORSED. Cleveland** Policy Upheld—Any Change in the Present Tariff Law Is Deprecated. Special to the Globe. ABERDEEN, S. D., May 20.—The sound money and administration men in the Demo cratic convention received somo important reinforcements this morning, and several dele gations, notably from the Hills, which had leanings towards silver, and so announced, have changed, to a right about position by reason of a flood of telegrams from different constituents. The selection of Ramsey for chairman Indicated that the adminlstratlonlsts , were in control. Last night the silverltes were making claims that they had the major ity, but Col. Sheafe, of Watertown; A. Tins ley, of Sioux Falls; National Committeeman Woods and other leaders pulled hard for sound j meney all night, and when the convention met : felt confident that they had a few votes to spare. The convention was called to order at 2 o'clock, but previously the state central committee held a meeting and agreed upon Ramsey for temporary chairman. At the evening session of the convention the chairman appointed the following committees: Resolutions —Carland, of Mlnnehaha; Mal loy, of Union; Cogley, of Moody; Scheafer, of Codlngton: Richards, of Beadle, Crofoot, of Lawrence. Credentials—Tinsley, of Minnehaha; Mal loy, of Union; Cook, of Roberts; Zollman, of Hanson; Harris, of Brown; Ilealy, of Ed munds; McKinley, of Fall River, and Mc- Donald, of Lawrence. The temporary organization was made per manent, and the report of the credentials committee was adopted without a contest. The report of the committee on order of busi ness was amended so as to have the re port of the committee on resolutions read and acted upon before the election of delegates. This precipitated a hot debate. In which Lynch, of Huron, pronounced a diatribe on the "officeholders controlling the convention." To give the committee on resolutions a chance to frame a report the convention at 9 o'clock took a recess of half an hour. The convention adopted the following finan cial plank: "The Democratic party of South Dakota is in favor of the present standard of value In our monetary system and the use of full legal tender silver coins and paper converta ble into coin on demand In such quantities as can be maintained without impairing or en dangering the credit of the government or diminishing the purchasing or debt-paying power of tho money in the hands of the peo ple." . Mr. Lynch, of Beadle, moved the adoption of the following as a substitute: "Resolved. That we demand a restoration of the money of the constitution by a law providing for In* free and unlimited coinage of both gold and silver as full legal tender at a rati- of 16 to 1, regardless of the action of any other country." The convention, by a vote of 167V4 to 224V4 rejected the substitute and adopted the origin. >.l resolution. Other resolutions ar raign the Republican party for their extrava gance and declare unalterable allegiance to the Cleveland administration. They also op pose any effort to materially alter the present just and conservative tariff and pronounce against secret political organizations. The fight over the financial plank was extremely warm, but the free silver delegates did not odlst charge at Middleport, O. Until 1870 Dr. Cranston served the Ohio conference, preaching to many congregations. In that year he was transferred to Winona, Minn., and there he built a church, which was left behind him as a monumeat to his energy, when, at his own request, he was transferred to Jacksonville. In that city his wife died. Dr. Cranston stayed his full term there, and Jacksonville has Grace church as a result of his labors. Evansville, Ind., had him a short time, and then bis duties called him to Cincinnati and later to Denver, Col. For four years he was presiding elder of the Southern Colorado conference, and his en ergetic work in that district won for him the admiration of all who saw it. In 1884 he was sent to Cincinnati as the represent ative of the Western book concern, a position he held when he went to the conference at Cleveland that widened the scope of his work' by making him a bishop. withdraw from the convention as It was ru mored they would do early in the evening. The delegates elected to Chicago were: KlMt district, F. M. Stover, of Centerville; Second, Judge J. E. Carland, of Sioux Falls; Third, Edmund Cook, of Wilmot; Fourth, S. A. Ramsey, of Woonsocket; Fifth, George Cul ver, of Britton; Sixth, S. V. Arnold, of Ips wich; Seventh, James M. Woods, of Rapid City: Eighth, W. R. Steele, of Deadwood. All are known to be sound money men. Flood at Hen.l.ljl. BEMIDJI, Minn.. May 20.-The Mississippi river at this point is higher than was ever known, and It 1b rising at the rate of two inches per day. The bridges are all afloat, and it is almost Impossible to get the mail here. Two hundred men stood on the reservation line near Turtle Lake last Friday morning, and at 9 o'clock made a rush for the fine agri cultural lands near there. Two or three par ties landed on the same claim In several la* stances, each one claiming to be the first. ALL, FAVOR GOLD. Bankers of the \orthvrent Meet M ■ Yankton, Special to the Globe. YANKTON. S. D.. May 3).-The State Bankers' association is in session here to night, and will remain two days. It is at terded by representatives from many North western states, as well as fifty from South Dakota. Among the strangers present are: E. S. Lay, president of the Bankers' National bank, of Chicago: A. A. Crane, cashier of the National Bank of Commerce, of Minneapolis; B. J. Kelsey, cashier of the Bankers' Ex- I change bank, of Minneapolis; Charles R. | Hacnan, of Council Bluffs, 10., and others. This Is the first meeting of the association since 1892. The real business of the assocla* Uon will occur tomorrow. But one address was made today bearing oil the money question, and this wa» a fierce arraignment of free sil ver, by A. B. Wllcox, of the Amer* lean Mortgage company, of Yankton. He de nied that the depression of the country since 1892 was due to the discontinuance of silver ctinage. and produced statistics bearing out these assertions. Th? bankers are all in fa vor of the gold standard, but have not yet adopted resolutions to that effect. ; FLOOD REACHES GRAND FORK* Situation Better at Crookston—Oa« Bridge Gout. Special to the Globe. GRAND FORKS, N. R, May 20.—The Red Lake river has r!s*n ab-.yt six feet in the past two days, and a few of the resident* of the flats have had to move. No damage of consequence has resulted, and unless a rise of nearly that much more should com« but little will be done. It rained for two hours this afternoon. Special to the Globe. CROOKSTON, Minn., May 20.— The water is going down rapidly, having fallen a foot from the highest point. The outlook for the flood sufferers is brighter, and although con siderable rain has fallen today, the storm has not been hea\> enough to raise the river. All necessary relief measures are being taken and the city is preparing to care for those driven out of their houses for at least a month. Fisher, twelve miles below here^, reports a co«tly bridge gone. (.IUMI FORKS WILL PAVE. ■] Three Miles of Cedar Blocks to D« Laid This Summer. Special to the Globe. GRAND PORKS, N. D., May 20.—The city: council this afternoon, in special session, passed a resolution calling for the paving with cedar blocks of eleven streets of the city. This will make abuut three miles, and! the work will commence as early as possi ble. The late continued rains have made the streets almost Impassible. SUED HII i:\-IHMKE. Miss Tawundunnkl In !)■• I -ikl.int in m Breach of Promise Action. OSHKOSH, Wls., May ID.— Rosa Tawan downkl, a I'olish maiden whose home Ih In Mciia.slia, is a defendant in a breach of prom ! Ise suit. She lnus a hiuall private fortun« and her family is prosperous. Michael Jankewakl, a Polish farmer, some years Rusa's senior, | who lives near Antigo. has brought the suit. I It Is alleged that ROM agreed to marry Mr. Jankewskl., Last Suiiday the couple were "railed" in St. John's Polish Catholic church, Menasha, and Monday Bdiu Tawandowski de clared the match off. The would-be bride groom today Instituted suit against the young woman for breach of promise, valuing his Injuries at $25,000. The case will be tried | in the Winnebago county circuit court. In his ! complaint Jankewskl alleges that he went all the way from Antigo to Menasha "to marry | Rosa at Rosa's solicitation." CONGREGATIONAL DIVINES. Conference of the AVlnoua DlMrlrt In Scshlou. Special to tho Globe. WINONA. Minn., May 20.—This morning the Winona dlstiict conference of the Con gregational ministers opened at the First Con* gregational church shortly before 9 o'clock. The following Home Missions committee was appointed for tha ensuing year: Rev. E. B. Chase, Lake City; Rev. James Oakey, Zum brota, and W. H. Laird, Winona. Committee reports were made and several Interesting papers read. This evening Miss Catherine Nichols, of St, Paul, gave an address upon "The Value of W. H. M. Unions." Rev. A. J. Williams, of Plainview, spoke on "The Church and Its Re lations to the Social Classes." Scholars Him a Bank. GRAFTON, S. D. ( May 20.—Supt. W. L. 0 Rtockwell, of the Grafton city schools, has had for over a year a school banking system In operation, which Is proving very popular among the pupils, who are allowed to deposit any sum from one cent up with their teacher on Monday morning of each week. Depositors are furnished with cards which answer for bank books, and all sums over $1 draw In terest at 4 per cent, and the depositors havo the privilege of checking out their balance at pleasure. The money is deposited in one of th» banks of the city and at present there la something over $400 on the right side of the ledger; $300 of this is drawing 7 per cent, having been temporarily borrowed by the board of education. Worth Dakota** A. O. C. W. Special to the Globe. GRAND FORKS. N. D., May 20.—The grand ledge of the A. O. U. W. adjourned this after noon, after electing the following officers: H. M. Joy, Hamilton, grand master workman; S. N. Stark, Cooperstown, grand foreman; E. J. Moore, Fargo, grand recorder; R. S. Adams, Lisbon, grand recorder; D. Malley. Valley City, grand guide; J. D. Trenholm, Bathgate, grand overseer; I. W. Millham, Ellendale, outside guide; John Dodds, Rockford, inside guide; trustees, H. H. Volker, Wahpeton; Frank Gilby, Grand Forks; Frank FarrHl, Cavalier. The next meeting will be at Fargo. H. C. Sessions, of South Dakota, will publish the official paper. Prosecutions Dropped. DULUTH, Minn., May 20.—The demurrer to the indictment of John H. Brighara, tha well-known lawyer who was Indicted by tha May grand jury for grand larceny in connec tion with a loan made on property, was sus- I tamed by Judge Morris today on the ground i that it is vague and Indefinite. The case was ! referred to the next grand jury. The trial of | William Craig, ex-water company superin ; tendent, charged with manslaughter for fur nishing Impure water and thereby causing two deaths, was continued to the next term. t This, it is believed, means that the prosecu* tion will be dropped. Dulutli Street Line Sold. DULUTH, Minn.. May 20.— The controlling Interest in the Minnesota r*wnt Street rail way has been sold and Eastern parties will hereafter direct its affairs. H. O. Under wood, of Boston, and clients of Dunn Bros., of Philadelphia, are the purchasers. The consideration Is cot made public, but It was a stock transfer and not an outright sale. Improvements such as are necessary to place the company in a position to accommodate the traffic will be made at once. Winter In Montana. BUTTE, Mont.. May 20.—Yesterday waA the eighteenth congecu'lve day that snow has fall en In Dutte, and this city msy well challenge the world to rival thla performance. It hasn't snowed all the time during these eighteen days. The weather has had lucid int«rals, but on every day It has snowed moru or teas.